Tuesday, May 15, 2012

First 5K Experience

I knocked something off my bucket list on Friday.

I ran a 5K.

I am not a runner. I don’t particularly enjoy it. I look like a hot mess when and after I run. I never played a sport where I had to run much so starting to run was pretty foreign to me. But I’ve always wanted to run a 5K. Important note: I don’t want to win a 5K, I just want to finish without passing out or embarrassing myself.
I started training with the Couch to 5K app on my phone, which I would highly recommend. Andy was sweet enough to do it with me which is nice because doing something on my own means it probably won’t happen. I was pretty good for a while but then I started my new job and the wedding planning took over and running fell by the wayside.
Then the people in my office thought it would be fun if all of us ran an afternoon race together. So we all signed up and ran it together Friday evening. Since it’s been a while, I tried to pace myself. I’m used to a treadmill and I found running outside a little harder, especially the hills! But it was a perfect day for a run. Not to hot, a little breeze and lots of friends to encourage me along.

It was an overall great experince and I plan to run a couple more 5K races this year. Andy and I want to run one together, he was sick during this past one, and we have our sites set on a really fun one. It's called the Color Run and it's coming to Charlotte in October.

Anyone want to run with us?


  1. AHHH, Shane and I saw something about the color run the other day and we really want to do it, so we'll come!
    UMMM, that means I need to start getting it together NOW! haha, but congrats on completing your first 5k, that's awesome! :)

  2. Congrats on your first 5K! They're addicting (especially with free tshirts!) so get ready...I used to run 4 or 5 a year, and even accomplished a 4-miler and a half marathon a few years back! Jessie and I were talking about running the Color Run in Austin next year. The one in KC this year is during Jessie's wedding weekend, so obviously I'm not going to be in town. Keep up the running!!!

  3. Finally got your blog on my blog roll today! Blogger wouldn't do it for the longest time!

    YES, I'm totally signing up for the Color Run. How fun!

  4. I'm doing the color run in Charlotte too! Convince Shorter and Celia to do it and ESA will be well represented :-D


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